Most people know that foxglove is used in medicine. But here’s something less well known: foxglove heals plants as well as people. An old name for digitalis is “Doctor Foxglove”, because garden plants near it grow stronger and resist disease. “Apart from keeping plants healthier, they will improve the storage qualities of such things as potatoes, tomatoes, and apples grown near them,” Old Wives Lore for Gardeners.
Foxglove … the taking back of your personal power
During the moment of unconcealing, that reason, so deeply present in your unconscious, will call forth from the plant one particular aspect of itself. The one thing that will meet your deep need, this deep call of your self. This one thing will present itself to your gaze first.
The Secret Teachings of Plants –Stephen Harrod Buner
Poetry is not science, not philosophy, not religion. Poems can be lost by means of explanations—like a song or a symphony.
– John Dotson Singing in my Chains: A Dylan Thomas Walking Tour of the 20th Century